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Western Uganda Anglican Bishops Retreat Returns After Three Years :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Western Uganda Anglican Bishops Retreat Returns After Three Years

The Western Region Bishops retreat/Fellowship started in 1977 on the hill of Kyamate at the present-day South Ankore Diocese and was started by Four Bishops who meant at Lake Nyabihoko in Kajara after the death of Archbishop Janan Lumum.

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Bishops from 14 dioceses of Western and South Western Uganda are converging at the South Ankore diocese for a retreat.

The retreat that started on Wednesday will end after five days with a church service at the Diocese. The retreat last happened in 2019.

Over 90 Bishops both in service, retired and their spouses are attending the retreat.

The Dioceses attending the retreat include; Muhabura, Kigezi, North Kigezi, Kinkiizi, West Ankore, Ankore, South Ankore, Masindi-Kitara, Bunyoro-Kitara, Among others.

Nathan Ahimbisibwe, the Bishop of South Ankore, the host Diocese says the retreat that happens annually didnot happen in the past two years following the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020.

Ahimbisibwe says this year’s retreat is focusing on togetherness, prayer and encouragement of one another noting that the Bishops will also share the joys and challenges of the ministry that God has given unto them.

He adds that the Bishops will map out plans for their dioceses on how they can make better the livelihoods of Christians and their Dioceses.

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Bishop Ahimbisibwe says during the retreat the Bishops will also have a study tour around the development projects in the south Ankore Diocese.

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Bishop Nathan Namanya of North Ankore Kiruhura District expressed joy that the retreat returned after three years noting that it has helped the unity of the church in the region.

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The Western Region Bishops retreat/Fellowship started in 1977 on the hill of Kyamate at the present-day South Ankore Diocese and was started by Four Bishops who meant at Lake Nyabihoko in Kajara after the death of Archbishop Janan Lumum.

Bishop Namanya says the four founding Bishops of the fellowship include Late Eustance Ruhindi, Late Amos Betugura, Bishop William Rukiranda and Bishop Yoram Bamunoba.

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